whitecubemildura is an Artist Run Initiative in Mildura, Victoria. Three small spaces located in business windows in the CBD will showcase innovative work by artists, makers and other creative people who live locally or have a strong connection to the area.
Artist: Ann Hayward
Title: Untitled Medium: Artist book
Location: Chan and Naylor
I make art which contains a message. I hope people will think
about issues and care. I believe that simplicity carries a stronger message,
omitting all superfluous distractions.
This work is about the Murray River and the influence of
human presence in its ecosystem.
At several sites I collected Murray River water, soil and
plant matter from each vicinity and samples of any rubbish present. All this
was processed and made into sheets of ‘paper’, samples of which can be seen on
the pages of this book.
This is part of an on-going project which examines the role
of the river in Mildura and the relationship between it and the people who live
here and use it in a variety of ways. Privileges should always be accompanied
by responsibilities and we are privileged to have such a beautiful asset as the
Murray River to enrich our lives.